Vroom for 4: 1966 Morgan Plus 4 4-seater
We need to get something out of the way upfront. Morgans do not have a wood chassis. The body of the car, the part that people sit in, is made of wood with sheet metal attached to it with screws and nails. If memory serves us, it is a combination of ash and marine-grade plywood. We restored a ’65 Morgan ourselves and with the the help of the same expert who did this one, Larry Eckler, at Morgan Spares. Our Morgan, 5743, was an easy restoration except for the chassis (steel) suffering from swayback or something. It needed to be strapped down to Larry’s floor like a patient for shock treatment and then jacked up! Ouch! While in this position, Larry welds in plates to keep it straight.Now this car is sweet. I don’t think the 4-seaters are as pretty as the 2-seaters but the dramatic approach to color and trim makes it special. Black wheels. Who would have thought they would look cool. The interior is nicely done but probably too nice for the car. Morgans should be more laid back inside. But we can’t fault the owner for expressing individuality. The weather gear is not mentioned but one can assume it has received the same treatment. And these 4-seaters have a funky look when wearing their tops. The mechanicals bits look great too. This Morgan is running with air cleaners that require the addition of air intakes on the passenger side bonnet. Another modification that is totally acceptable. Morgans, once sorted, are wonderful cars to own. Everyone loves them but when it comes to value appreciation, the picture gets cloudy. It seems that because Morgans don’t really change that much from year to year, their value as a true collector car is hampered. If you are in a position to not give a hoot, buy one. You won’t regret it. See it here on eBay.